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2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 1975 Dodge Aspen

To start off, 2009 Dodge Dakota is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Dodge Aspen. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Dodge Aspen would be higher. At 5,898 cc (8 cylinders), 1975 Dodge Aspen is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Dakota (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1975 Dodge Aspen. (173 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 1975 Dodge Aspen. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 96 kg more than 1975 Dodge Aspen. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Dodge Dakota is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Dodge Aspen. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Dakota will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1975 Dodge Aspen (380 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Dakota. (319 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Dodge Aspen will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Dakota.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Dakota 1975 Dodge Aspen
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Dakota Aspen
Year Released 2009 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 5898 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 211 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 1595 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 5200 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 3340 mm 2870 mm


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